Sir William Lambton’s Regiment of Foot

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Active1642-4
CountryEngland
AllegianceRoyalist
ConflictsFirst Civil War
TypeFoot
ColonelSir William Lambton
Area RaisedDurham
Coat ColourWhite?
Flag ColourBlack
Flag Design
Field ArmiesNewcastle 1642-4

Royalist Regiment of Foot serving in the Marquis of Newcastle’s army, one of the famous whitecoat regiments

Service History

1642

  • December: Skirmish at Piercebridge
  • December: Battle of Tadcaster

1643

  • 21st May: Battle of Wakefield
  • June: Battle of Adwalton Moor

1644

  • March: Battle of Hylton
  • April to July: Besieged in York
  • 2nd July: Battle of Marston Moor

Notes

Coats, Flags and Equipment

Probably white coats and black flags. I am the unfortunate Son of a much more unfortunate Father, slayne in His Majestys service at Wakefield fight, being then eldest Captain to Sir William Lampton in the Black regiment. William Lambton's arms were Sa. A fesse between 3 lambs ar.

Notable Officers

Sir William Lambton

Killed at Marston Moor

Officer Lists

Original Research by Victor Judge aka '1642'

  • Colonel Sir William Lambton
  • Lieutenant Colonel Henry Lambton
  • Captain Benson
  • Captain Thomas Nicholson
  • Captain William Lambton
  • Captain Talbot Lesley
  • Captain John Pemberton
  • Captain William Williamson
  • Lieutenant Richard Richardson
  • Lieutenant John Watson
  • Ensign Thomas Williamson
  • Ensign Robert Lambton

Contemporary References

From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user 1642

Lambtons' service under Newcastle

The life of William Duke of Newcastle

The Regiment together with Colonel Thomas Howards was sent to secure the pass at Piercebridge and fought Sir John Hotham

Battle of Piercebridge

Battle of Wakefield

Capt William Williamson

SP29.306.2 + SP29.404.39 Petitions of George Williamson. 'I am the unfortunate Son of a much more unfortunate Father, William Williamson slayne in His Majestys service at Wakefield fight, being then eldest Captain to Sir William Lampton in the Black regiment’.

He was buried 30th May 1643 in York Minster. A further petition is signed by Robert Eden, Henry Lambton, Francis Anderson, Cuthbert Carye and Chr. Sanderson Buried in York Minster Slain at Wakefield. SEE YORK MINSTER AND CHECK PEDIGREE.

However, in the Parish Register of All Saints, Wakefield is an entry 26th May 1643 Northgate, William Williamson.

The body was returned to York for burial.

An entry in the Wakefield Register 21st May has 30 souldiers buried God Dio.

  • 22nd Francis Walker and 4 Souldiers
  • 23rd A souldier buryed God deo, A souldier buryed
  • 29th A souldier buryed God deo
  • 30th Thomas Coats a souldier
Lt Col Henry Lambton

SP23.175. extract The Humble petition of Henry Lampton of Lampton in the Bishopwick of Durham Esq.

Sheweth that your petitioner hath bin a Leifetennant Collonell in the Earle of Newcastles Army with whom he contynued from Aprill 1643 till October 1644 that he then laid down armes and hath ever since lived within the Parliaments quarters. That he was never out of the County during his being in Armes upon anie service. That he did in that time protect the Parliaments friends…

Hen. Lambton

The wording is as above, Lampton of Lampton as shown, but signed Lambton.

It contradicts his signing of Williamson's petition but needs must when the devil drives.

Strength

See Also

1) Flag images by kind permission of Wargames Designs